The right hose reel is one of many essential tools to help keep your favorite outdoor spaces organized and enjoyable. This guide (with reel and hose types and a handful of helpful hints) has everything you need to pick and use the right hose reel for you.
HOW TO PREVENT LEAKS
- Tighten Connection: Connections can loosen over time—simply tightening a leaking connection is often an easy fix.
- Replace O-rings: A rubber o-ring prevents leaking at every connection, but they can dry out and crack over time. You can find replacement o-rings at your local hardware store or call Customer Service for more information (1-800-846-2345).
- Check for cross threading: If the threads on the hose are not aligned with the in-tube or out-tube when screwed together, it can damage the threads and cause leaks. Be careful to align the threads when connecting your hose, and call Customer Service for more information (1-800-846-2345).
CONNECTIONS TO CHECK:
- Spigot to Leader Hose: Connects water source to leader
- Leader Hose to In-Hose: Connects leader to hose reel
- In-Tube to Out-Tube: Either of the internal hose reel connections
- Out-Tube to Garden Hose: Connects hose reel to external hose
- Garden Hose to Nozzle: Connects external hose to spray accessories
When temperatures start to drop, it’s just as important to put away your hose reel as your outdoor furniture—especially if you live in a cold weather state.
IMPORTANT STEPS TO TAKE:
- Drain the hose reel prior to the onset of freezing temperatures. If any trapped water freezes, it may cause damage to the hose reel, hose, and even your pipes.
- Store the entire unit—including hose reel and hose—inside your garage or storage shed at above-freezing temperatures.
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